Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry

 This QUINOA CHICKEN STIR FRY is a super fast, protein packed dinner the entire family will love!   So many fantastic flavors and colors it will brighten the end to any day.

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Confession, sometimes I get caught up on the computer and don’t realize what time it is, and dinner is a distant thought.  I have a full stock of Pinterest boards with yummy goodness but nothing ready to go for my family in my real kitchen.  I run down to the kitchen looking for something to make in a hurry to avoid having to drive somewhere to pick up dinner.  Well this happened to me recently and I grabbed a bunch of ingredients with protein thinking that if I didn’t have a lot I’d at least fill my family up with an insane amount of protein and they may not notice.  The end result was this Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry!  It was so good that I made it again that same week!   It is so filling that you could probably serve it to more than four people but I’m not sure.  I would probably just make a double batch and enjoy the leftovers because they are great! [Read more...]

Grilled Ribs

 Summer barbecues are more than just juicy burgers. Everyone loves grilled ribs and these Grilled Ribs start with a very flavorful spice rub and then slowly grilled and finally finished off delicious Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce.

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We had a great Fourth of July weekend.  How about you?   We celebrated over two nights, starting on the 4th and then on Saturday also.  We had barbecue and fireworks with friends and it was great!  It doesn’t get dark here until close to 10 so the kids were up late!  That made for some interesting days but it was lots of fun.  The kids had a great time and so did we.  We could see big fireworks going off all around us and we could hear them going late into the night.  It was so great! [Read more...]

Spinach, Bacon and Strawberry Salad

 Strawberry salads are a great summer salad.  They work as a side dish to any meal or as a light lunch!  The fresh strawberries with the bacon, in this Spinach, Bacon and Strawberry Salad will have you making this salad all the time.

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We went strawberry picking the other day with our little monkeys  It was great to get out as a family and stroll through the fields with our buckets and pick tasty little bites.  We are a strawberry loving family for sure!  If I get busy and don’t know what I’m going to make for dinner I will usually grab some frozen chicken sausage out of the freezer and cook that up for the boys and slice some fresh strawberries.  Not totally balanced but better than fast food, and tastes better too!  A common problem that people leave when they go strawberry picking is the need to find something to do with ALL THOSE STRAWBERRIES!  I think it’s the size of the buckets.  You sort of go into a strawberry picking zone and you just keep going down the rows and filling your bucket.  Then you find yourself driving home with 20 pounds of strawberries.  Maybe not 20 but close, let’s say 15.  :) [Read more...]

Grilled BBQ Pork Roast

 Grilled BBQ Pork Roast is deliciously moist from the brine and covered in a smokey spice rub then finally coated with Sweet and Tangy Barbecue sauce making them a hit every time they’re made!

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I got a text from a friend I used to work with the other day.  She’s remodeling her kitchen and was looking for ideas for cooking a pork loin on the grill.  I didn’t already have a recipe so I started thinking and sort of just giving general ideas, but the more I was typing out the ideas, the more I wanted to eat the grilled pork!  She’s in Florida and I’m in Oregon so inviting myself for dinner wasn’t quite feasible.  I decided to grill some of my own soon. [Read more...]